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Cycling, macintosh, natural history and life in Singapore - Archives

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Sat 27 Nov 2004

Web surfin'

Category : mac and the internet

A popular wayside tree in Singapore from the 80's, Cerbera odollam or the Pong Pong tree is known as the suicide tree in India; apparently because it is the most frequently used plant toxin in suicides there. In reviewing deaths caused by plant-derived poisons, forensic toxicologists from India and France warn that doctors, pathologists and coroners are failing to detect how often it is used to murder people. And three-quarters of Cerbera victims are women.' [Original article - "Suicide tree' toxin is 'perfect' murder weapon." By James Randerson, New Scientist 26 Nov 2004.]

Screenshots takes a deeper look into Gupta's recent article, "A Farewell to Singapore," and provides interesting links.

Australian "The Age" (26 Nov 2004) reports that the specimens of Homo florisiensis have been locked away by an Indonesian paleaontologist who was not on the original team [from Boing Boing]. Original report - "Hobbits locked away as scientists argue." By Stephen Cauchi. The Age (Australia), 26 Nov 2004.

Creative Bits and comments suggests ways to save space on OS X.

Cult of Mac reports that Watson, killed by Sherlock, has been set free, much like Audion 3. The true story of Audion can be found here.

Bon voyage Eskie, looking forward to your first post from Germany.

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